FTC Reaches Settlements with Four Companies Over Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced that it reached settlements with four companies that allegedly misrepresented their participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to transfer consumer data…

CFPB and FTC to Host Public Workshop to Discuss Accuracy of Credit Reports and Background Checks

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – the agency enforcing federal consumer financial law – has announced that the CFPB will host a public workshop with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss issues affecting the accuracy of credit reports and background checks on December 10, 2019. …

Five Companies Settle with FTC Over Allegations of False Claims of Participation in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 3, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – announced that five companies reached settlements with the FTC over allegations they falsely claimed participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that allows the legal transfer of…

GAO Report Recommends Stronger Oversight of CRAs to Protect Consumers against Data Breaches

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 29, 2019, United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee Elijah Cummings (D-MD) released the findings of a report entitled “Actions Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies” that focused on federal regulation of consumer reporting agencies…